Quote: Don’t Try to Remember it All

November 5, 2009

Don’t even try to remember it all. Remember that what you’ve seen is possible. Remember what is an integral foundation to what you’re doing. Remember what you work with every day. Then remember to build a good reference library … for the rest.

— Robert Vieira (Professional Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Programming, Page 20)

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What People Remember

September 23, 2009

Apparently, we remember:

10% of what we read

20% of what we hear

50% of what we see

70% of what we write

90% of what we say and do

Unfortunately, I have no idea where these figures are from. They seem like remarkably round numbers to me. This makes me think that they may be unfounded.